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The alternative, coastal flooding, could do trillions of dollars in damage annually.
Every cubic centimeter of space averages roughly 350 primordial neutrinos lingering from the big bang, and every second, the sun sends trillions of higher-energy neutrinos streaming through each of us.
Each of the tens of trillions of cells in your body has, in effect, the complete set of keys to the kingdom.
The U.S. then got a fleeting taste of old-fashioned military glory in the First Gulf War — which only tempted it to waste trillions on humiliating military fiascos in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Trillions more of investor dollars are tied to additional MSCI global indexes.
New research suggests a link between trillions of bugs in our bowels and the effectiveness of immune therapies — drugs that tap the body’s defenses to fight tumors.
As has been the case for years now, these technology giants sit on trillions of dollars in cash, are growing at a breakneck pace and, compared with companies in earlier tech frenzies, do not have absurd valuations.
It was estimated by 2035 that the U.S. would have seen trillions lost in GDP, a double-digit percent increase in household electricity costs, and several hundred thousand jobs eliminated.
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Origin and Etymology of trillion
French, from tri- + -illion (as in million)
First Known Use: 1690See Words from the same year
TRILLION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trillion for English Language Learners
: the number 1,000,000,000,000 : one thousand billion
: a very large amount or number
: the number 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 : one million million million
TRILLION Defined for Kids
Definition of trillion for Students
: a thousand billions
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